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Submitted by CrAppleton 2086d ago | article

Blu-ray Blues

GamesAreEvil writes "..Blu-ray is simply not worth the money." (Tech)

Update This is the view of an individual, not the website on a whole. It's unfortunate that you as readers ask for a personal straight forward opinion, and when given that opinion, lash out. This is just that.. an *opinionated* article.. it's not that hard to understand people

Credit url: gamesareevil.com
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foo-19  +   2086d ago
bluray is like an added bonus for ps3 users
bgrundman  +   2086d ago
It definitely can be considered a system selling feature.
TheTwelve  +   2086d ago
Blu-Ray is not the technological jump like say, black and white to color was.

But once you see Blu-Ray, it just seems ghetto to go back to SD.

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Mr_Bun  +   2086d ago
I was wondering when the negative Blu-ray BS stories would come to the surface. We have had a too many positive stories in the past week...Time for the haters to play, I guess
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ultimolu  +   2086d ago
I see a pattern here.

Positive bluray article
Positive bluray article
Positive bluray article
Negative bluray article
Positive bluray article
Positive bluray article
Positive bluray article

...and it goes on.
Nineball2112  +   2086d ago
Compare this article to this one:

http://www.n4g.com/tech/New...

There seems to be some disparity between the two, eh?
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Nathaniel_Drake  +   2086d ago
Hmmm..very interesting the article came out a day after Dark Knight release, weren't there negative articles of Blu-ray failing right after they announced it increasing in sales when Iron Man came out, why do people do this when the public knows Blu-ray is increasing and is a better format than DVD, doesn't anyone want innovation anymore?
darkride66  +   2086d ago
I picked up the Dark Knight on Blu-Ray yesterday for $24.99 cdn at HMV.
Usually that's the price of new DVD's. Sure most new Blu-Ray's go for $32 bucks here, but that's no different than the cost of DVD's when they first came out and I think that turned out just fine. And for me, watching a Blu-Ray in 1080p on a 92" screen from my projector, nothing beats that. It's like a theater, but without the teenagers or sticky floors. Well...no teenagers anyway.

Edit: It was just a one day, launch promo. If you missed it, it's probably regular $32 right now. Still, a good sign of things to come.
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Danja  +   2086d ago
I was wondering when I was gonna see another Blu Ray is failing article..

Dark Knight sold 100k on day one in the UK alone...

plus at my local best buy they were sold out of both DVD/Blu Ray versions yesterday..

Blu Ray is doing better than DVD was back then....
ToastyMcNibbles  +   2086d ago
DARKRIDE66
i just came
morganfell  +   2086d ago
Nineball, one article is based in fact while the article leading this thread is nothing more than an uninformed opinion to which the author admits.
solidt12  +   2086d ago
Blu-Rays are overpriced at most outlets. I only buy the deals at Target or Amazon. Dark Knight was 24.99 in the store which is ok. I will not pay more than 22.99 for a Blu-Ray normally but this is the Dark Knight Movie we're talking about. When they get to around $15.99 on the average they will sell much better and $39.99 is just out of the question for almost everyone.
Nineball2112  +   2086d ago
@ Morganfell
True... very true.

But that won't stop the spinning the goes on around here.

Blu-ray is doing fantastic and is only going to do better as time goes on.
solidt12  +   2086d ago
I will be glad when we start seeing 2160p TV's and Blu-Rays in the future at affordable prices. That is when we will see even a bigger jump.

Like the Westinghouse Quad HD 52" 3840 x 2160

http://www.engadgethd.com/2...
eagle21  +   2086d ago
DVD is simply not worth the money...
I bought oustanding quality Blu-ray's for $10.49 to $19.99 on amazon yesterday. The DVD counterparts were the same price.

Blu-ray kills DVD in quality. I'll tell you something that is simply not worth the money. A 360 arcade! :)
Sir_Ken_Kutaragi  +   2086d ago
More like -
InternetGameSitesAreEvil.com

For Movie Fans Blu-ray is the Ultimate HD Format out there;)
orakga  +   2086d ago
I just watched BD and I...

JIZZED! IN! MY! PANTZ!!

yeah? yeah?
Alvadr  +   2086d ago
The difference between bluray and dvd on my HD tv is like night and day.

Dont know what this guy is talking about. Either his settings on his TV are screwed or he doesnt have a HDTV and is using an old tube.
IcarusOne  +   2086d ago
Agreed
This guy doesn't know what he's talking about. The difference between 480p and 1080p is quite noticeable even to the lamest of layman. The PS3 is hands-down the best blu-ray player on the market (I'm still waiting for the awesome game library). I'm also not one to blow his load over special features, but even putting those aside, blu-ray is a considerably awesome hop forward in home entertainment. Remember, it ain't just the picture: we're getting up to 7.1 channels of theater quality surround sound, something DVD physically can't do.

The better question is this: will Blu-ray be able to last before HD streaming video becomes the norm? AppleTV is sidebar right now, but in a couple years I could see this technology being very pervasive. Plus, with my kickin' subscription to Netflx, for a mere $9/month I can stream HD content to my Xbox, not to mention the plethora of HD content downloads on both XBL and, to a lesser-extent, PSN.
solidsnakus  +   2086d ago
http://s3.carltonbale.com/r...

decide for yourself, bluray is in 1080p so if you dont have a 40" 1080p tv or bigger then your just wating your money. the OP in the article probably has some 720 32" tv or something.
c-redz  +   2086d ago
dudes on crack.... 30 bucks for a disc,most discs are under that! i just picked up 4 blu-ray movies for 40 bucks, 10 bucks each!!!!
Neco512  +   2086d ago
i like bluray but i dont think its worth the money either
Hobb  +   2086d ago
blue ray is too expensive
Maddens Raiders  +   2086d ago
"GamesAreEvil writes ..Blu-ray is simply not worth the money." -
Still bitter about that HD-DVD add on "success"?....tsk, tsk, tsk.

meh...they'll get over it just like Toshiba did.
Nineball2112  +   2085d ago
@ IcarusOne
You posted: "The better question is this: will Blu-ray be able to last before HD streaming video becomes the norm?"

According to this article:

http://www.n4g.com/NewsPend...

79% of people in their survey want hard copies of movies. Based on that, I'd say that yeah... Blu-ray will be able to last.
rucky  +   2085d ago
lol
Article got taken down
Jessica Alba  +   2085d ago
I sure am enjoying watching my movies in HD. And you can really see the difference against upscaled DVDs if you own a HDTV.
The Dark Knight  +   2085d ago
The Dark Knight says hello.
SonyOwnsNextYear  +   2085d ago
lol....
millions with hd setups seem to prove this article FAILS.

who else got the batpod?
hay  +   2085d ago
Just watched Wall-E(great movie by the way) yesterday in HD, the ammount of details and color depth was simply stunning. No SD will give you that.
Maybe the jump isn't that huge, but I've gladly made it.
prowiew  +   2085d ago
Why not talk about games?
Meus Renaissance  +   2086d ago
"I’m not expert when it comes to technical aspects of a Blu-ray disk, nor will I pretend to know exactly what makes a Blu-ray so much better than a regular DVD."

So what's the point of this article?
CrAppleton  +   2086d ago
It's to show an unbiased opinion of blu-ray
Pennywise  +   2086d ago
Unbiased or uneducated?

I dont want advice or opinions of anyone who has no clue what they are talking about.
Captain Tuttle  +   2086d ago
If you have to be an expert in Blu-Ray to appreciate it then it will fail.
Pennywise  +   2086d ago
Come on tuttle... you can do better than that.

You should be knowledgeable about anything you put on your website and post it. I remember when journalists has some integrity.
LethalToxins  +   2086d ago
I tend to agree. Think about it Tuttle, it's not some consumer writing a review on Amazon.com, this is a website review. It should be educated.

Imagine, IGN reviews GeoW3:
"Well, I haven't actually played the game, so I have no idea what makes it good or not, but I think it sucks. 3/10."

Where would society be without education? Still using betamax and 8 track. "I never used VHS/DVD, but betamax is clearly better than both."
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Captain Tuttle  +   2086d ago
I respectively disagree Pennywise...
Blu-Ray is entering the main stream. That means Mary Joe soccer mom is going to be in Wal-Mart and she doesn't care about 1080p or HDMI...she wants a good product at a fair price. Videophiles appreciate the technology and they were the early adopters. When you start seeing positive write ups in the local newspapers' "Technology" section about Blu-Ray it will become a world killer. This guy doesn't appreciate it? That's his opinion and he backs it up with some good points. For example, Blu-Ray movies do cost too much money.

Edit for Lethal: Must reviewers for IGN know how to code? Do they have to know the physics behind video game consoles? Does a guy who reviews books have to be a expert in printing them? This guy has watched Blu-Ray movies and he doesn't think they're worth the high price. He recommends renting. That's all.
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Mr_Bun  +   2086d ago
" if you’re already watching on an HDTV then you aren’t going to notice a huge difference"

This statement couldn't be more off the mark! If you have a HighDef TV, you will notice the HUGE difference off of the bat! HD TVs emphasize the flaws in traditional cable/DVD signals and other SD data.

The price point is still pretty high for a lot of people but you can't watch something that outputs 1080p to a 480p TV and expect miracles

EDIT: @Tuttle

The problem with your "soccer mom" scenario is that they will walk into a store asking "What looks better"...you are right that they won't care how or why it works...just the end result...

Blu-ray looks a lot better!
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morganfell  +   2086d ago
Well tuttle you do not have to be an expert, just honest and with a modicum of vision acuity.

Of course if you are determined to throw rocks at Bluray then no amount of facts or reality are going to convince you it is worthwhile.

And here is where you are definitely wrong tut. Mary Jo soccer mom does care about Bluray. You apparently think the average consumer is brain dead (of course you are a Nobel genius).

Yet when I stand in Best Buy like I did yesterday and watch soccer moms, steel workers, and truck drivers talk about they only want the Bluray edition of The Dark Knight because the picture clarity is far superior then that is expertise enough to make Bluray a winner.
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roblef  +   2086d ago
Seems like this article is just one guys opinion. You can agree or disagree, but it's not about who's wrong or right. More about how the average consumer might think of the latest greatest gadgetry, like Blue Ray.

@danja - It's not saying Blu Ray is failing. More that it's too pricey to get into at this point in time, for this one writer.

@lethaltoxin - it's not a review, from my reading.
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Captain Tuttle  +   2086d ago
We agree Morganfell..
They care about it because it's a superior product. It's just starting to reach the mainstream. The main point of the article (he b!tches about getting his PS3 to play games, not movies blahblahblah)is that the cost of the discs are too high. He's right. The price will come down and then I'll bet he thinks it's worth it. Not every tiny little negative opinion against Sony products is FUD.

Blu-Ray will not take off (I mean REALLY take off) until the prices of the movies come down.
morganfell  +   2086d ago
Bluray taking off? The adoption rate is 1.5 times the speed of DVD. Sales of Bluray players have now surpassed DVD players in Japan. Bluray single handedly held up DVD sales this year already.

No, we do not really agree. I understand that Bluray has taken off and naysayers are doing everything they can to prevent that reality from becoming the major public perception.

Prices? What is the hottest movie to own this holiday? Look:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site...

http://www.bestbuy.com/site...

A dollar. A dollar difference in price. Bluray is here, it has taken off, and it isn't landing anytime soon.

Also, look at this:

http://www.videobusiness.co...

Bluray player sales tripled on Black Friday.
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Captain Tuttle  +   2086d ago
You know what? You guys just keep defending your corporation and your format and I'm sure you'll be successful. I just don't understand the attachment and the constant harping on anyone who doesn't think that your chosen tech is the greatest and latest thing. Look at that...you just hunted down 3 links for me. I appreciate the effort but I guess I just don't get that emotional about consumer products.
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Pennywise  +   2086d ago
Tuttle I do agree... I want cheaper blurays.

Funny thing is: Bluray games = same price as DVD games.
Bluray movies are more than DVD movies. hmmm
strotee  +   2086d ago
"your corporation and your format"

Wow. If anyone is taking it too seriously, it's you. No one on N4G spoons Blu-ray at night or feeds it breakfast in bed.
morganfell  +   2086d ago
Your own actions reveal your words to be less than truthful. You replied to this thread 3 times and countless others relating to Sony and Bluray (your opinion is fairly obvious). That says you care. You claim others are the emotional ones yet you did not reply countless times to various threads on n4g because you seek to enlighten the ignorant heathens.

These 'emotional people' you obviously disdain are at least honest about their motivations. The way you defend MS and attack Sony hardly leaves you standing in the middle of the road. Of course one needs an honest examination of the self to admit to the truth.

Admit it or not you are also one of these 'emotional people'.

You may not care for the picture that paints of you and in indeed you may go on to deny it but facts...are stubborn things.

Let me show you how to properly 'not care' about someone's opinion....
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orakga  +   2086d ago
Morganfell & Tuttle
I think you guys are arguing over semantics here.

Morganfell, you are right to point out that BD is performing far superior to DVDs when it was the same "age".

But what Tuttle means by "take off" is a DRAMATIC uptake in sales. He is referring to the ENTIRE mainstream making a conscious shift to the next format and the naysayers finally facing their perils and completely shutting up.

As you may remember, that didn't happen to DVDs until the $100 Chinese DVD players hit walmart (at the end of 2003).

And similarly, this won't happen to BDs until the players hit $150, and NEW 720p HDTVs come down to the $400 line. 1080p TVs would be around $600 by then, hopefully.

I think it'll take another year for us to see that happen, but I think we all agree that the momentum is there, and that we've already passed the point of no return.

JIZZ! IN! MY PANTZ!!
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LethalToxins  +   2086d ago
@ Tuttle
Agreed. Actually, after rereading what he wrote, you're right. You don't have to be an expert. Anyone who denies that and critiques this guy's opinion because of that reason is just a hypocrite. Well, unless they can recite all of the patents, historical developemental data, why the adoption is so slow, how the fusing of the disc actually goes together, how dual and quad layered discs are created, etc. He knows enough, so his opinion is valid.

@ Morgan

As is his main point: price needs to come down before it truly hits mainstream. Sorry, Morgan, you're wrong on that. The above hit the nail on the head. Outpacing its technological predecessor does NOT make it mainstream. It simply means it /should/ get there at a faster rate.

And one of his points was that the difference in detail isn't the end all be all of movie watching. I personally couldn't care less if I'm watching The Godfater in 1080P BD or on DVD. That kind of movie isn't going to benefit as much as something like Transformers would. Special effects just aren't a big deal. Similarly, I think the Valkyrie Profile games for the PS1/PS2 are better than 95% of the games that have come out this gen. There graphics are horribly dated but I'm not going to not play them just so I can play the OMG so superior HD games on next gen consoles.

Do you really think the masses are going to completely replace their current DVD library with their BD counterparts? Even for the movies they rarely watch? Perhaps. But when will this happen? Oh, yeah, when the price comes down and BD hits mainstream...

Edit: Bubbles to you Tuttle. You changed my mind. That doesn't happen very often. Lol...

Edit: @ TK
And you're an expert in Bluray? It takes a big man to invalidate someone else's opinion when they themselves don't know anymore about the topic at hand. I didn't know you knew how to create a BD and all of the schematics behind bluray technology. Tell me, when are you up for the Nobel again?

Your comment makes you a hypocrite. Your attitude makes you a jerk.
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tk  +   2086d ago
Simple...
When he gets pwned all over the net he can claim ignorance... or stupidity. But it still comes down to blatant on-purpose self-imposed ignorance.
Bob Dole  +   2086d ago
Bob Dole wants Dark Knight on betamax. Superior and cheaper. Har.
Sitdown  +   2086d ago
Something I am tired of hearing
1.) Bluray's adoption rate is better than what the dvd's adoption rate was around this time in development. If you have not noticed, we are living in a completely different era.......there are tons more tvs in home than there were back then. There would be a serious problem if bluray did not have a better adoption rate. That is like me saying the adoption rate of suvs is better than the adoption rate of the first model car when it came out...so therefore suvs are guaranteed to be around. Geez, I own a bluray player (ps3)...but the reality is, there are a lot more people able to splurge and purchase these products than back in the day.

@Morgenfell
I really can not believe you brought up how bluray players are outselling dvd players in Japan.......I mean seriously, are people really buying dvd players like they use to? Do you think in the dvd player totals they account for 360s, ps2s, surround sound systems...or are we just talking about stand alone? Again...this should be a natural progression as the market is saturated. I have at least 7 devices in my homes that can play dvds.......with the last purchase being that of my ps3.
TheExodus  +   2086d ago
Blu-ray player sales have NOT overtaken DVD player sales in Japan, it's Blu-ray recorder sales that have overtaken DVD recorder sales:

http://blog.wired.com/gadge...

which happen to be completely different markets!

HD DVD sold a ton of players Black Friday '07 which directly translated into a boom in HD DVD disc sales after Christmas, or not.

Funny thing about reality is that denial doesn't change anything. Blu-ray is on life support, as is Sony because of it. Dark Knight sales will NOT alter Blu-ray's fate because it's the comedies, dramas, romances & thrillers that comprise the bulk of films in Hollywood's vault & those are NOT selling worth a damn on Blu-ray.

BTW, I picked up Dark Night on DVD yesterday & to add insult to injury I watched it with my PS3 as did most of you.
Nathan Drake  +   2086d ago
"I’m not expert when it comes to technical aspects of a Blu-ray disk"
Then STFU then.
Pennywise  +   2086d ago
lol! True. I wish blu was cheaper, but like everything... in time it will be.
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Neco512  +   2086d ago
you dont seem to reealise what an opinion is cause thats obviously what the writer was going for so all i have to say is you sir are a f*ck tard
PirateThom  +   2086d ago
Must be one these selectively blind people. You know, the one's who can notice when a PS3 game is missing a pixel but can't tell the difference between DVD and Blu-ray.
Pennywise  +   2086d ago
Anyone who cant see the difference is either: Blind, going blind or lying.

Or of course has a SD TV... which they shouldnt be buying bluray anyways.
Theoneneo81  +   2086d ago
or stuck up HD DVD sore losers
morganfell  +   2086d ago
The story does not meet the guidelines for submission and both user and story need reporting.
xaviertooth  +   2086d ago
gamesevil...
is simply not worth the time. FACT!
Kleptic  +   2086d ago
yeah...if you can seriously say that there is only a 'slight' difference between DVD and BD on a large HDTV...you're an idiot...nothing more...

on a smaller HDTV, the differences are not quite as noticable...real BD advantages begin to appear on the 50"+ scale...on my 60" SXRD...the difference between BD and DVD is easily as vast as DVD and VHS was...

and that isn't some retarded placebo I've conceived myself...the first BD I watched was on this same television when a friend brought over a PS3 with the free talladega nights disc...and it blew me away...I hadn't seen it in stores yet, and the clarity, color saturation, and contrast was incredible...I didn't own a PS3 yet, as this was right around the end of 2006, and they were still impossible to find...

now I agree that the pricing of BD is still out of control...as I haven't even purchased that many BDs yet because of it (and due to there being a very large lack of good stuff coming out movie wise)...The Dark Knight was the first full priced blu ray disc I have purchased...everything else was on a major discount...

and I have seen DVDs still look good on smaller hdtvs...but upconverting DVD players, normal DVD players, whatever...they look like trash on larger screens...and if you are saying 'no it doesn't'...its simply because you have not seen a BD on it yet...
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Neco512  +   2086d ago
it looks good but i agree it doesnt look that much better
falcon  +   2086d ago
my tv is not even 1080p and I can clearly see the difference between dvd and bd. even at 1080i, the difference is like night and day. the only way u can't see this is if u r blind by your own ignorance.
Mr PS3  +   2086d ago
I’m not expert when it comes to technical aspects of a Blu-ray disk, nor will I pretend to know exactly what makes a Blu-ray so much better than a ...
Forget the Technical aspests
If you Cant tell the Difference when watching either !!
You Need you eyes testing
And you have no right going any futher with your opinion
So stop moaning and look at it as a Bonus
A State of the Art in HD Bonus !!
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JimmyJames70  +   2086d ago
Look at the big picture
In the long run, DVD players will become obsolete, and will be replaced with HD streaming video off the Internet. The Internet will eventually replace everything everywhere all the time.
Pennywise  +   2086d ago
When this happens, will I be able to stream a HD movie in my flying car from the internet?
Time Lord  +   2086d ago
^^
lol, I dont think I'll live to see that day.
darkride66  +   2086d ago
Yeah, can't wait for when they have the bandwidth to support that for 100's of millions of users.
I hope I still have my eyesite and hearing when this happens. I don't want to be one of those crazies in the old folks home that sits in the back screaming "Turn it up, for the love of GOD!"

Maybe by the time this happens they'll have a cure for aging as well. That'll be sweet.
SL1M DADDY  +   2086d ago
When the Internet supports...
Streaming video in 24mbps and supports true 7.1 HD surround sound then I can see the death of BD around the corner. But until then, I will be happy watching my movies in true HD and not that silly HD-wannabe streaming video off the web at a whopping 6 to 8mbps.
NipGrip  +   2086d ago
No..
Not with the increasingly popular bandwidth caps it won't. Consumers will also never give up owning a physical medium.
Neco512  +   2086d ago
actually pennywise they are already starting to stream hd online ;)
Brian5247  +   2086d ago
lolololololol
HD-DVD FANGIRLS STILL CRYING ABOUT THE EMBARRASSING LOSS TO BLU-RAY! LOL!
militant07  +   2086d ago
is ps3 blue ray free reigon in games and movies ??

and are you sure 100% ?
solidt12  +   2086d ago
I know for a fact that the games are region free.
Mr_Bun  +   2086d ago
I am pretty sure that the movies aren't region free, but the games definitely are.
titntin  +   2086d ago
Games are 100% region free on the PS3

Movies are not, because Hollywood wanted regional control - which was daft as there were some region free titles on HD DVD, but since when has the film industry ever acted with intelligence? :)
PotNoodle  +   2086d ago
Yep...
And they said the same about DVD.
Nikkelz  +   2086d ago
check out my argument on arandomgamer.com
its in the dark knight review section,i play a lil devil's advocate on this exact issue....

peace and game on
Nathan Drake  +   2086d ago
"Unbiased or uneducated? I dont want advice or opinions of anyone who has no clue what they are talking about. "
End topic.

Y'know,I was going to give out some EXCLUSIVE information on what one of the PsP2 prototypes looks like,but with all the nonsensical articles on the front page,I'll wait until it clears up to post the stuff.
Pennywise  +   2086d ago
Siligon is that you?? lol
Nathan Drake  +   2086d ago
Nope
Unlike Silogon/Gamesblow,I don't have to pull sht out of my arse to create an article or information piece.

I simply relay what I have heard and or seen,nothing more-nothing less.
Kyur4ThePain  +   2086d ago
There we go
It was only a matter of time before we got a negative BD story - there has been too much good news lately.
Nathaniel_Drake  +   2086d ago
Actually blame it on Dark Knight, it's causing Blu-ray to show too much credibility, the day after its release this article pops up coincidence I don't know maybe
strotee  +   2086d ago
*sigh*

Right on cue. The day after the article about Dark Knight selling like 45 billion copies (or so lol).

Edit: Did "pp" get a job in journalism?
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power of Green  +   2086d ago
From the sounds of the retail workers many other consumers agree about BD not being worth it, retail employee's beg consumers to buy PS3 boasting blu-ray while begging as if PS3's where wasting space.
Kleptic  +   2086d ago
you're back?...most of us thought you ended your life after you saw all the Killzone 2 stuff last week...

looks good doesn't?...
ultimolu  +   2086d ago
...Right.

That's all I have to say.
LittleBigKillzone  +   2086d ago
:::SIGH:::
Again?! come on guys lol. It blows my mind how HD-DVD failired horribly and blu ray is taking off more than DVD did at this point in its life and they still say blu ray is worthless. ok guys your right, while your at it lets just say Technological advancements are pointless to. You guys are absolutly right, i think we should stick with DVD For the next 10-15 years. Hell while where at it i think we should stick with our 360s and PS3s for the next 10-15 years also.

Actually you know what, DVD is pointless. I was perfectly fine with VHS, I think we should all just go back to VHS! and you know what while im at it, im going to sell my Hi def TV and get a black and white TV i mean afterall there is no "true difference" between black and white and color TVs lol.

The point is this! Technology advances as time goes on ok?! I own a PS3 and have 13 games and 22 blu ray movies and counting and i can say that from here on out i will not buy another DVD infact ive bought blu ray versions of dvds i own and will sell the DVDs on ebay. there is a HUGE difference between DVD and blu ray, now if your watching a blu ray movie on a 17 inch Standard DEF tv ofcourse there is no difference! but if you have a good 1080p tv. Blu ray is amazing!

DVD is on its way out and blu ray is on its way in. each time i go to best buy i see more and more blu ray movies. nice try 360 fanboys
Sergeant Osiris  +   2086d ago
welcome
to a market M$ competes in, they bring out the worst in people.
darthv72  +   2086d ago
cars...
I just picked up cars on blu after seeing it at my local fry's. Thing is, it did not look the same on my ps3/42" plasma as it did in the store. It looked really good but there was something about that fry's setup...I had to go back to the store and see.

The tv it was running on was a newer 120hz lcd where as mine is a 60hz plasma. The added speed made the actual animated characters almost appear lifelike. Running in a higher frames per second you could actually see the separation of the background from the animation going on. Breathtaking!!! I just dont have $2000 for this tv. It is like looking at something running 30fps and then looking at the same thing running 60fps.

Blu/hdtv are a combo that can really benefit animated movies.
Kyur4ThePain  +   2086d ago
120 vs 60
Yeah, 120hz makes a big difference. Though, I've had friends over to watch regular BD movies and often their comments will something like "why does it look like the movie was filmed on a handy cam?".
Sometimes the added frames make it look a little...strange?

Also, the 120hz technology isn't quite perfect yet, as you can notice some artifacts when there is fast action sequences.
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solidt12  +   2086d ago
120hz makes a big difference
oh yeah, my next set will be 120hz.
solidjun5  +   2086d ago
ahh it was only a matter of time..
...before there were articles negative towars blu-ray. I mean, there were some positive yesterday and it seems to me that the topic of blu-ray is Ying and Yang. Can't have Ying without the Yang. You can't have good blu-ray articles without the bad.

meh
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dukadork  +   2086d ago
the bluray whiners
a funny sitcom to watch with your breakfast.
new fresh losers everyday, dorky dialogs, a cheesy comedy from the people who brought you: "hddvd is gonna win baby!"
Sir_Ken_Kutaragi  +   2086d ago
@dukadork ;)
Is that 'funny sitcom' on Blu-ray??? ;-D

Must be a xBot who wrote this, they haven't got much, i.e like -

NO Blu-ray

NO HOME

NO FREE internet Playing

NO Games next year

NO...etc etc...
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dukadork  +   2086d ago
@Ken
no, it's so full of sh!t, it won't even fit on bluray!
Sir_Ken_Kutaragi  +   2086d ago
@dukadork ;)
Ok ;-D I'll get 'The Dark Knight' instead;)

+ PS3 games look STUNNING on a HD:TV!!! ;-P
(I'm still in SHOCK after a week of having mine) ;)
Aclay  +   2086d ago
If the person that wrote this thinks that Blu-ray isn't worth the extra money, that's his opinion, but to me it is.

I see this guy is whining about Blu-ray disc prices, and like I said in another Blu-ray article, buy them online.

Sometimes I go to Walmart and see them selling STANDARD DVD's for more than what I paid for a brand new Blu-ray DVD that I bought discounted Online.

Best Buy is selling I Am Legend on Blu-ray for $27.99

http://www.bestbuy.com/site...

But I got my copy of I Am Legend on Blu-ray for $18 dollars on Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/I-Am-...

I know that a lot of people still don't shop online, but you can really save some money by doing so.

Also, a lot of Blu-ray DVD's come with an extra Digital copy so you can transfer it to Itunes/Windows Media Plaer and put it on your Ipod and that's another plus of buying Blu-ray.
LethalToxins  +   2086d ago
Unless you got free S & H, the prices you're listing are a little misleading. Usually, they sell cheaper online because after you pay shipping, it's a lot closer to what you'd pay in retail.
vlazed  +   2086d ago
I think some people just want to counter/downplay the success of the Dark Knight.
Nikkelz  +   2086d ago
darth72
i know what you mean brother,i seen a new bravia xbr at circuit city and they had the discovery channel running,i was blown away.....im already talking to my wife about getting me a new set...my "regular" bravia aint cutting it,i need 120 hz

peace and game on
Stereojet  +   2086d ago
Wow!

This site is really spamming the anti Sony news items lately...

USA USA USA!!!

LOL! what a joke!
Nathan Drake  +   2086d ago
"Look at the big picture In the long run, DVD players will become obsolete, and will be replaced with HD streaming video off the Internet. The...
HD Streaming is a great idea.Tell me,how exactly are Walmart-BestBuy-Target-GameSto p-and a million other retailers,how exactly are they going to make revenue from HD Streaming?Because it sounds like you're under the impression that Microsoft will magically rule Movie streaming due to their support of digital downloads.

Buying movies>Renting movies>Streaming movies.Once you understand this,you'll understand why physical media won't go anywhere anytime soon
jrsenkbe  +   2086d ago
Blue-ray costs more than a movie? My wife and I just went to the movies last weekend and saw Australia.

$10.00 for tickets x 2
$5.50 medium popcorn
$5.50 medium pops x2
$36.50 total cost.

So what is really cheaper? Plus if I buy a blue-ray when it comes out there usually $24-$26 and I get to keep the movie.

These are articles are getting crazy.

In this persons words, theres no difference between SD TV and HDTV.
mrdxpr2  +   2086d ago
uh another diference betwen dvd and bluray is that dvd can get scratched very easy bluray doesnt get scratch that fast and if it does it still works i dont have not one scratch on my bluray discs and sometimes they fall to the flor and nothing compared to dvd its incredible people would think i was trying to dj with dvds and i really take care of my discs is just that dvd gets marks fast i love bluray for that ...plus bluray holds alot of info yay yay..
ToastyMcNibbles  +   2086d ago
watched the dark knight last night on blu-ray...infackingcredible
xwabbit  +   2086d ago
Lol y do people approve this dumb articles.
strotee  +   2086d ago
Ask them:

Nineball2112
JimmyJames70
hiphopgamer
bgrundman
roblef
roblef  +   2086d ago
It just seems a little silly to respond to all this negativity, but it just floors me when you can't take the time to use basic grammar and spelling, but criticize the article as "dumb." Good lord, man, WHY is it dumb? What do you disagree with? The article is one guy's opinion of a technology that he owns. He's ALLOWED to think that way. He can't stop you from enjoying all the Blu Ray goodness you can handle! I thought it was a good article.

</rant>

I don't mean to pick on you specifically, man, but whew the negativity is thick around here, PLUS many can't be bothered to add any depth to their replies.
bviperz  +   2086d ago
Negativity
started with the article. If the author is entitled to his/her opinion then so are we. Don't forget that.
Nineball2112  +   2085d ago
I'll tell you why...
Because it is gaming/tech related. And it's discussion worthy.

Just because YOU don't like it, doesn't make it worthless or "stupid".

Also per N4G guidelines:

Posting Negative News
Even though negative news about a console can make the fans angry, it is still news and should be posted as any other story. Again as with all news stories the important thing is that what you report is newsworthy. That some no-name-blogger writes a story about how much he dislikes console X, that is not news. On the other hand, if a high profiled developer shares his negative opinion about a console on his personal blog it would be considered news and should therefore be posted.

Although, I guess you could argue about the no-name-blogger part. :-)
running rampid  +   2086d ago
i'm sick of this.
lordgodalming  +   2086d ago
This isn't news. This is nothing.

@7: No joke. I started reading N4G to get away from flame wars and flame whores. How quickly that went down the toilet...
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running rampid  +   2086d ago
@8
sometimes i feel like quiting this site all together. too HOT for me lol, what with all the flames and stuff. +bubble.
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